Born in Melbourne, Chris Murphy studied a combined Arts/Law degree at the Australian National University.
He graduated in 2003 with an honors thesis on the free movement of
goods in the European Union. He completed his doctoral
dissertation on money laundering in the casino industry in 2013.
Chris Murphy served on the Institute's Works Council for two terms (2010-2017, including as the vice-chairperson). He has participated in numerous conferences and seminars on conflict management, mediation, burnout, mobbing, and rhetoric.